car bomb


: an explosive device concealed in an automobile for use as a weapon of terrorism

Examples of car bomb in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web In August, when a car bomb in a Moscow suburb killed Darya Dugina, a pro-war commentator and daughter of a prominent ultranationalist, Francis referred to her as an innocent victim of war — a comment that drew ire from Ukraine’s ambassador to the Holy See. Claire Parker, Washington Post, 13 May 2023 One of those was a car bomb near Moscow in August that killed Daria Dugina, the daughter of a prominent Russian nationalist. Adam Goldman, New York Times, 7 Mar. 2023 Putin has promoted the cryptic philosopher Alexander Dugin, who fashioned the idea of Eurasianism, which suggests that lands in the former Soviet empire belong to Russia for historical and cultural reasons (Dugin’s daughter was killed by a car bomb in Moscow last summer). Jordan Michael Smith, The New Republic, 2 June 2023 The car bomb killed 29 people, among them two Spanish tourists, six teenagers, six children and a woman pregnant with twins. Mark Landler, New York Times, 6 Apr. 2023 His death was the most high-profile attack on a prominent war supporter inside Russia since August, when a car bomb killed Daria Dugina, the daughter of an ultranationalist Russian supporter of President Vladimir Putin’s. Anatoly Kurmanaev,, 2 Apr. 2023 Finn himself faces a tragic end in the season finale, when—spoiler alert—he is killed by a car bomb alongside his mother. Interstellar (2014) Christopher Nolan’s sci-fi epic centers on a former NASA pilot (Matthew McConaughey) who is recruited to go to space in search of other habitable planets. Radhika Seth, Vogue, 25 July 2023 In the Season 1 finale, Hal was caught in an explosion when a car bomb detonated outside a restaurant in London. Amy MacKelden, Harper's BAZAAR, 28 Apr. 2023 Then, a car bomb explosion opens the door for more deadly family dysfunction as mercenaries barge into the chapel, guns a-blazing. Keith Nelson, Men's Health, 28 May 2023 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

1923, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of car bomb was in 1923

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“Car bomb.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 28 Sep. 2023.

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